This week in Lembongan, the coast line of Nusa Lembongan and the south coast of Nusa Penida have been hit hard by days of big waves. It was great news for surfers, who had the chance to experience some pretty large reef breaks but not so nice for some of the local sea facing shops. Diving still went on as normal, we were just unable to go to the manta sites and we had to load / unload the boat on a more protected side of the island.
The large waves have now gone and the sea conditions have dropped back down to normal. With our lack of trips to the manta sites over the last week, we have started this week off with a bang and trips to Manta Point every day.
The sea wall that runs along the main beach of Jungut Batu village, did take a bit of a beating over the week. With swells outside of the reef reaching 3 meters plus and surf breaking over the reef at 4 meters plus, there were some large waves hitting the sea wall. Parts of the sea wall and the walkway have been broken due to being hit over and over with waves.
With these big waves around, we spent our week diving in the north coast of Nusa Penida, which was protected from the waves as they were coming in at a different direction. Once the boat got around to the north side of Penida, it was like being in another world, with no sign of the waves that were smashing the coast of Lembongan and under the water, all our friends were still there to entertain our divers.
With the swells back done to normal, it is a chance for us to get back to business as normal and explore all sides of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to see what treasures are found below.